NZ Open

By PHILIP CHANDLER The head teaching pro at Arrowtown’s Millbrook Resort last Thursday stunned a very competitive field at the Marlborough Pro-Am, near Blenheim, to win by two shots. Ben Gallie, 41, headed off 51 other pros including Michael Hendry, Josh...

Fraudster out of the game

By GUY WILLIAMS A disgraced chiropractor living in Arrowtown who defrauded ACC of more than $130,000 denies he’s providing chiropractic services. Since revealing Matthew Richard Cochrane’s fraud convictions last month, Mountain Scene’s been bombarded by messages from readers about a house call...
By NEVILLE IDOUR New Zealand golfing legend Sir Bob Charles wants to see the NZ Women's Open on Wakatipu's greens. Charles tells Mountain Scene while the annual men's NZ Open's been extraordinarily successful, "I think we are not doing enough for...
By PHILIP CHANDLER The driving force behind Arrowtown's Millbrook Resort was recognised during the recent New Zealand Open prizegiving at the golf course's 18th hole. The winning amateur in the pro-am was presented with a replica of a trophy created to...

Fur flies again

New Zealand Golf's again being slammed for presenting a bogus Maori korowai cloak to last Sunday's winner of the NZ Open at Arrowtown's Millbrook Resort. Maori weavers last year criticised NZ Golf for presenting Aussie winner Zach Murray, at The...

Local golfer flying high

Queenstown pro golfer James Anstiss is flying high after jetting in from the United States, having qualified for the Latino America Mexico PGA Tour at the Mexico qualifying school tournament. Anstiss, 24, finished fourth, and 16 under par, scoring 69,...

Rachel’s Open spot

It's fair to say getting a surprise entry into the NZ Open is a double-edged sword for Rachel Edmond. The part-time Queenstowner, a regular volunteer at the golf event, was drawn out of a hat at this year's volunteer BBQ...
THE New Zealand Open provides a double dose of excitement for golf-mad jeweller Sir Michael Hill. Tomorrow he’s hosting the first event at his new nine-hole course, The Farm — a Par-3 tournament with past NZ Open champions in the...

Champions teed up for launch

In a tribute to the 100th New Zealand Open, past champions will play a unique Par 3 event on the eve of the tournament. Making the February 27 event even more special is it's the first at jeweller Sir Michael...
It was golfing's version of Ten Green Bottles at Arrowtown's Millbrook Resort last Sunday. Eleven Millbrook Country Club members joined a nerve-racking nine-hole shootout to decide who'd fill an amateur spot in the pro-am being played alongside the 100th New Zealand...
It came down to a shootout and Michael Hendry didn't blink. Hendry claimed the New Zealand Open at Millbrook yesterday by parring the first playoff hole. Hendry, a former national age-group cricketer, hit his tee shot on the first playoff hole,...
Golf heads might have been scratched when the New Zealand Open announced a deal with the Japan Tour in 2013. But the strategy's working, tournament boss Michael Glading tells David Williams People are getting it, Michael Glading says, and last year's New Zealand...
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